…As Gov. Akeredolu says Ondo to have own COVID-19 cure soon***
A truck assembly firm, Dongfeng Trucks, one of the investors in the Ondo-Linyi Industrial Hub in Ore, has begun skeletal operations.
The Manager of the industrial hub, Chief Alex Ajipe indicated this in a statement issued on Monday in Akure.
The hub, located in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in February.
The firm, established in 1969, is one of China´s leading truck brands, with the product range covering heavy and medium-duty trucks.
Ajipe said that the plant would begin full assembly of trucks whenever the COVID-19 pandemic subsided.
According to him, this is the first time in the history of the state that a truck assembly plant will be operating in the state.
Ajipe, also the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Klick Konnect Network International Limited, described the development as another remarkable milestone by Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administration in the state.
“The hub has recorded landmark establishments, such as one of the highest capacity producers of high-quality food-grade ethanol in Nigeria.
“It has the first MDF factory in West Africa; a high-capacity textile mill and a paper mill, among others, all of which have employed the state indigenes in their thousands,” he said.
The manager said that orders and enquiries for the trucks could be made through: 08035070763/ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
In the meantime, Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that the state may soon have its own cure for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Akeredolu, disclosed this while giving update on the state of coronavirus at the Government House on Monday in Akure.
He said that government had been encouraging traditional medicine practitioners in the state to find a cure for the virus.
“Whatever the cure the state comes up with will still go through clinical authentication and approval.
“There have been various suggestions and unauthorised recommendations of drugs and therapies for COVID-19.
“We wish to use this opportunity to advise the public against embarking on any harmful and indiscriminate act.
“All the herbal combinations and orthodox medicine, mostly being promoted and displayed on the social media and elsewhere, have not yet been authenticated and approved for clinical use,” he said.
The governor also urged the people of the state to promptly report any suspected case for medical review and appropriate treatment,” he said.
According to him, the latest confirmed COVID-19 case lives in the state and has never traveled outside the state in recent time, thus indicating that there is community transmission.
“Our records of only four confirmed new cases support that the curve is not flattening yet and that there is still much to be done,” he said.
The governor said government would soon meet with religious leaders and other stakeholders in the state to explore ways of resuming religious activities in the state.
“We will accelerate such consultations and review. Without doubt, the people will hear from me very soon,” he said.